Iconic Records Releases Testament
To Platinum Artist’s Resilience

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 16, 2010)—Country music recording artist Mindy McCready, whose career has lived and died by her own trials and tribulations, resurrects her platinum-selling talent and hard-fast commitment to her music with her latest CD release, I’M STILL HERE.  Available March 23, 2010, I’M STILL HERE* (Iconic Records/Linus Entertainment/E1 Entertainment) showcases McCready’s brazen can-do attitude engaged with her subtle, womanly vulnerability.

Since her breakout more than ten years ago with “Ten Thousand Angels” and the monumental success of “Guys Do It All The Time,” McCready has been drenched in public scandals. Despite personal issues and speculation about her new record, she announced her plans to record in May 2008. A proven self-help method, music is clearly McCready’s therapy.  Having battled personal demons, Mindy McCready returns from her eight-year hiatus, and in her first album since 2002, she shines.  Her steadfast yet fiercely feminine voice rises again.

“We have always been confident in Mindy’s talent,” Michael Fancher, Iconic Records label head, states. “This album shows she’s at the top of her game musically; she’s the best she’s ever sounded and we look forward to reintroducing her music to fans new and old.”

With contributions by producers Christopher Jak, Trey Bruce and Jimmy Nichols, the nine new tracks (along with an acoustic “By Her Side,” her dramatic, orchestrated rendition of “The Dance,” and modernized versions of “Guys Do It All The Time” and “Ten Thousand Angels”) highlight the vocal talents and natural ability that made McCready a top-selling female recording artist years ago. Her authentic, raw emotions embrace and resonate each musical sentiment reminding both her fans and critics that Mindy McCready continues to have a home in country music.

The Florida native has remained determined throughout her career. Moving to Music City after high school, McCready shopped demos and played at clubs and juke joints all across town. Her hard work lead to a deal with RCA and in the late 1990s, McCready introduced her brand of saucy country music; her first national recording was the top selling debut by a single female artist, selling more records out of the box than any female star before her.

After years of success in Nashville, McCready became embroiled in an abusive romantic relationship and drug possession charges that landed her time in jail. Her history and battle with drug abuse caught the attention of a television producer; joining the cast of VH1’s "Celebrity Rehab 3" (airing now), she returned to the public eye.  She performs the title track, "I'm Still Here," on Episode 7.

As Mindy McCready sings on the track, “…after the storm blew through, It kept me and it saved me. I’m still standing right where you left me,” there is no doubt those words are her truth.  She’s still here.

More information about Mindy McCready is available at: http://www.mindymcready.com. A streaming sample of the album is online now visit: http://www.mindymccready.com/music.php.

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